Mitt Romney goes from "Mr Inevitable" to loser - why?
Original post made by Pepp, Old Palo Alto, on Jan 21, 2012
How did it go so horribly wrong?
Is it because he can't connect with voters - in fact, 7 of 10 republicans consistently choose anyone but Mitt?
Is it because true conservatives see him as the Massachusetts Moderate?
Is it because he thinks his $377,000 in speaking fees last year "isn't much money"?
Is it because he hasn't released his tax returns and good people want to know if he pays an effective tax rate of 15%, or far less? Or is it the talk of Cayman island accounts and some years of NO taxes paid?
Or is it the monumental list of flip flops on almost everything?
A partial list, references and links available on any item. Google it, or ask.
flips on abortion after reading polls as listed above - 'I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years we should sustain and support it.'
* flips on abortion, gay marriage, capital gains taxes, stem cells, the minimum wage, climate change, the stimulus act, on Bin Ladin, on individual mandates, on his own ObamaRomneyCare, on immigration, on Reagan, on Social Security, on TARP, on cap n trade, on the auto bailout, on gun control, on Muslims and so, so much more.
Why, Mitt can't even decide on his idealogy: 'Relative to the leading candidates, some people see me as being more conservative.' AND 'I'm not the most conservative candidate.'
What takes a 7 year presidential candidate from Mr Inevitable to loser? So many reasons. What sticks in your craw about Romney?